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1.5 Million Children Worldwide Lost Parents and Guardians During Covid19

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Corona infection has caused havoc all over the world. This epidemic has killed lakhs of people till now and lakhs of children have also become orphans during this period. So far 1.5 million children around the world have lost their parents or one of them due to the corona epidemic. This has been revealed in a new study published in The Lancet.

According to the report, out of this, one lakh 90 thousand children are from India who has lost one of their parents, custodial grandparents, or maternal grandparents during the Corona period. It said that in the 14 months after the start of the corona epidemic, more than one million children lost both or one of their parents, while the remaining 50 thousand lost their living grandparents to this epidemic. Have given.

Experts estimate that between March 2021 and April 2021, there has been an 8.5-fold increase in the number of children in orphanages in India. The number of orphans has increased from 5,091 to 43,139 in this interval. Experts agree that children who have lost a parent or caregiver are at risk of having profound short-term and long-term adverse effects on their health and safety. They have raised concerns about the risks of illness, physical abuse, sexual violence, and teen pregnancy.

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